Beauty, Nature, Travel

Beauty In Nature All Over The World…and in Your Soul!

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” — Hans Christian Andersen

CROSSING THE SWISS ALPS

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“You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back” —Horace (65-8BC)

IGUAZU FALLS BRAZIL

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” —Albert Einstein

DARJEELING TEA FIELDS INDIA

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CAÑO CRISTALES RIVER COLOMBIA

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ABOUT the last image of Colombia: the Caño Cristales river features no fish at all, probably because it is so filled with coral and aquatic plants.

Cooking, eating, Food

Brazilian Steak 3 Presentations Guilt Free!

BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE …. Simply delicious!

Bon Appetite! 

brazilian steakhouse food cooking

If there are two things I love about food Brazil style, they are steak and cheese bread (Pao de Queijo).

There is something about Brazilian Steak; it’s meaty, tender, juicy, oozing with right amount of food, and perfectly grilled and charred. It’s so delicious!

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The original steak recipe from Brazil

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds strip steak, trimmed
  • 2 bunches flat-leaf parsley, rinsed and leaves stripped
  • 1 bulb garlic, trimmed, peeled and crushed
  • 1 lemon, for juice and zest
  • 1 lime, for juice and zest
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grilling
  • To taste flaked sea salt
  • To taste freshly ground black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Combine parsley, garlic, olive oil, lime zest and juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Position rack in center of barbecue; preheat gas or charcoal grill to 350°F (180°C). Brush grill with oil to season.
  3. If refrigerated, allow the steaks to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to cooking
  4. Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Rub half of the chimichurri sauce over the steak.
  5. Place steak angled on hot grill for 2 minutes, flip for 2 minutes, turn and flip 90° for 2 minutes, flip to finish 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat when thermometer reads 5°F lower than desired doneness (Rare = 125F; Medium-Rare = 35F;  Medium = 145F; Medium-Well = 150F; Well = 160F)
  7. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and rest for 5 minutes. The temperature of the beef will continue to rise, approaching desired doneness while resting.
  8. Serve steak with remaining chimichurri sauce.
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Beauty, celebration, Travel

4 Best Festivals of 2018 to Celebrate Happiness and Fun

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HARBIN ICE SNOW IN CHINA

Harbin Ice and Snow fiesta is China’s original and greatest ice artwork festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors from all over the world.

The first Ice lanterns were a winter-time tradition in northeast China. During the Qing Dynasty(1644 – 1911), the locals and fishermen often made and used ice lanterns as jack-lights during the winter months.

At that time these were made simply by pouring water into a bucket that was then put out in the open to freeze. It was then gently warmed before the water froze completely so that the bucket-shaped ice could be pulled out.

Festivals in China

RIO DE JANEIRO

The awesome celebrations  of this county mark the start of the Lent period, dancers and revellers celebrate the occasion with colourful street parties.

Considered one of the biggest carnivals in the world, Brazil erupted in magnificent colours and samba parade.

Dancers performed on top of monumental floats, and orchestras and musicians played samba music for all to enjoy.

ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON

The Fiesta continues for nine days, and you can enjoy various musical performances, see night glows in which the balloons propane burners are ignited, but the hot air balloons are tethered to the ground.

One of the best events is the Mass Ascension where hundreds of hot air balloons are launched in two waves and fill up the sky with bright colors.

Balloon 2018 Festival

Cheltenham Festivals in the United Kingdom

This festival is held every March in the United Kingdom, and it is an event that gathers some of the best British and Irish trained racehorses.

Since the meeting is usually held around the same time as Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Cheltenham Festival is extremely popular with Irish visitors. There are several Grade I races held over four days.

Festival Definition

Best Inspiration Post of the Year 2018 Get Out of the Blues!

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Beauty, Hotels, Travel, Viajar

5 Best Hotels of the World in 2018

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5 Best Hotels in 2018

I am rating these ones with 5 stars based on my own personal traveling and use of them this year.

1. The Schlosshotel Velden hotel in Austria offer a superb view of Lake Woerthersee, also a fantastic SPA resort that will surpass the expectations of even the most seasoned resort connoisseur. It offers glamorous and comfortable rooms with tradition and modernity, the Schloss Hotel Velden receives me and my family with exquisite personalised service.

2. The Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Riocentro hotel has rooms elegantly styled with wooden furniture and contemporary decor. The conference auditorium is for business or education is elegant and comfortable with computers at the service of the attendees.

3. The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is affordable for the luxury and comfort it offers to its guests. The best of times in Dubai you will have if you stay here.

4. The Royal Palm in the Galapagos Islands and their staff exceeded our expectations of fun and adventure, coordinating 3 boat trips and 3 land trips. The food was very good, and when we were unable to make it back for a meal, they coordinated with a restaurant in town for our meal. This was unexpected. Our kids enjoyed the grounds and being somewhat away from everything allowed them to run around and enjoy the facilities.

5. The Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort in South Korea knows how to give pleasure to its customers. We found peace and fun at the same time depending on the place and activity. We stayed here for 7 nights and we loved it! We loved everything about the suite. The bed was super comfy. The shower and the bathroom were superb. We loved the breakfast too. Lots of choices, western and Korean.

Schlosshotel Velden Hotel

5 Best Hotels

Hotel Grand Mercure Rio de Janeiro Riocentro

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

5 best ones

Royal Palm in the Galapagos Islands

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Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort

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Best Inspiration Post of the Year 2018 Get Out of the Blues!

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Comida, Food

Cuando Se Trata De Comer: Para Chuparse Los Dedos!

….todo lo que sepa rico, se vea delicioso, huela exóticamente aromático…yo me lo como, y tú?

ALBÓNDIGAS DE POLLO CON QUESO PARMESSANO 

ENCHILADAS SUIZAS A LA MEXICANA…RIQUÍSISIMAS!

CHILES EN NOGADA

GELATINA MEXICANA TRICOLOR